The Metropolitan Museum's preeminent collection of early colonial furniture is expertly documented in this long-awaited publication. It covers the full spectrum of furniture forms made during the 17th and early 18th centuries--from chairs and other seating to tables, boxes, various types of chests and cupboards, and desks. Each of the 141 objects is thoroughly described with detailed information on provenance, construction, condition, inscriptions, dimensions, and materials. Photographed anew in color for this volume, each piece is explicated in terms of the styles and craftsmanship of the period and is evaluated in light of comparative pieces in public and private collections throughout the country. One appendix contains photographic details of construction and decorative elements, and another has drawings of joints and moldings.and is assembled with mortise-and-tenonjoints 5/16 inch wide; those of all four bottom rails, the drawer divider, and side muntins are just single-pinned. On the front, the stiles, the top and medial rails, and the muntins are chamfered their entireanbsp;...
|Title||:||American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Author||:||Frances Gruber Safford|
|Publisher||:||Metropolitan Museum of Art - 2007-01-01|